New York woman remembered for becoming the first registered nurse in American history. Additionally, she is credited with creating the first viable medical records system for hospital patients.
She developed a passion for nursing after aiding her dying mother in 1854.
She established the first training program for nurses in Japan and taught in Kyoto.
Her fiance George Poole was killed in the American Civil War.
She and Florence Nightingale are two of the world's most famous nurses.